Islanders’ Martin suspended for 2 games
New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin has been suspended by
the NHL for two games for a blindside check to the head of Phoenix
forward Vernon Fiddler.
The league announced the penalty Monday. Martin is scheduled to
sit out Wednesday against Tampa Bay and Thursday at New Jersey. He
can return to the lineup Sunday when the Islanders host
Martin was given a minor penalty for charging when he hit
Fiddler in the first period Saturday.
Martin has two goals, no assists and 37 penalty minutes in 22
games this season. The suspension will cost him $6,792.12 in
salary. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance